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Heath Ceramics to host Marmol Radziner design event Thursday

Marmol Radziner's design work getting a showcase at Heath Ceramics in L.A.

The celebrated and multifaceted L.A.-based architectural firm Marmol Radziner, known for its fusion of clean-lined, contemporary design with natural and industrial elements, will showcase its many works in architecture, landscape, furniture and jewelry at an event hosted by Heath Ceramics on Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Founded in 1989 by managing principal Leo Marmol and design principal Ron Radziner, Marmol Radziner has captured the essence of the midcentury California architectural zeitgeist and repurposed it for today like few other firms. One of the most successful, and decorated, design-build firms, Marmol Radziner functions as its own contractor and landscape designer to maintain quality control. Its organic approach to the creation and integration of indoor-outdoor space extends to furniture and landscape design. The firm builds its own high-quality cabinetry and furniture, and fabricates all its own metalwork in the firm's metal shop — including its line of jewelry.

Radziner will speak and present a slideshow of the firm’s work, which includes sensitive restoration of important residences by famed architects Richard Neutra, Cliff May and John Lautner, as well as new construction. The architect will discuss the firm’s restoration work, his family’s signature Venice Beach house and new projects underway.

After Radziner’s talk, Robin Cottle, the firm’s jewelry chief designer and Radziner’s wife, will introduce a Marmol Radziner Jewelry trunk show. The show will feature the newest additions to the line’s “wearable architecture”: striking solid-bronze fabrications with patinas that “evolve over time.”

Admission to Thursday's event is free, but reservations are required. Heath Ceramics, 7525 Beverly Blvd., L.A. 90036. (323) 965-0800. www.heathceramics.com

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